You’re looking for a stylish, large-format notebook for your office and creative work, look to the HP Envy 17-ce1000nf. Its sleek and slim chassis with DVD burner and balanced configuration dominated by an Intel 10th generation processor and a recent GeForce MX250 graphics card. The Full SSD storage is responsive and good capacity, the heart is powerful for productive use, the connection is satisfactory and autonomy rather generous for a 17 “but the configuration / price ratio remains a bit unbalanced and the speakers are of average quality.
HP Envy 17-ce1000nf Specs
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD IPS edge to edge (1920×1080, brilliant)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10210U Comet Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||PCIe 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Optical reader||DVD / CD burner|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||3 USB 3.1 (Gen1 including 1 Boost) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-ion 3 cells 52Whr|
|Autonomy announced||7 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||405 x 266 x 22.5|
|Other||Backlit chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad; Miracast|
Chassis, connectors, HP Envy 17-ce1000nf display
The appearance of the HP Envy 17-ce1000nf is the same as the previous generation (Envy 17-bw). It opts for a sober and chic, comfortable without being too bulky. Thus, the PC takes place in a fully metallic case all angles and polished accents. If the base of the screen gives up its chrome effect for more sobriety, it preserves its “return” which characterizes an ingenious hinge system : the screen at the opening will slightly tilt the keyboard to optimize the circulation of the screen. air under the base and bring typing comfort. Another aesthetic detail that adorns all the latest models at HP, the grid of speakers above the keyboard has a graphic design. The keyboard is backlit in white.
Side measurements, HP optimizes the smoothness of the machine with 22.5 mm but weight remains bulky (2.78 kg), limiting its mobility. An effort was also made on the format of the PC. From 416 x 278 mm for the 17-bw, it goes to 405 x 266 mm (depth x width).
At the opening of the PC, we are forced to recognize that HP has finally made an effort on the fineness of the frame of the screen even if we now cross even more immersive on the market. Thanks to the support of the IPS panel , the viewing angles are wide faithful colors while its definition Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) offers the latitude to view content in High Definition under the best conditions (YouTube videos in 1080p) . Moreover, it seems that the treatment of the screen is brilliant, a factor to take into account if you are sensitive to the reflections that causes this type of slab in high ambient light.
Let’s continue with a tour of connectivity that provides everything you need with an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD card reader, a DVD burner and three USB 3.1 ports and a USB Type-C (Gen1, 5 Gbit / s, DP1.2 ). Gigabit Ethernet and recent modules Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 are also on the menu and a fingerprint reader , isolated on the right side under the keyboard. It provides simplified and secure authentication to your session. Small novelty, the webcam takes advantage of a small flap “privacy shutter” to prevent any intrusion, activatable thanks to a push button placed on the right profile of the PC.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Envy 17-ce1000nf
The heart of the PC is powered by a Comet Lake 10th generation (2019) processor , a Core i5-10210U . The gain is not significant compared to the 9th generation Core i5-8265U (Whiskey Lake), nor even noticeable in practice. Anyway, the PC will leave no work aside and will cover all common usage (web browsing, Office processing, video) with a fairly sharp mastery in applications more greedy, drawing in the architecture multicore (video editing, Photoshop …). With 8 GB of RAM behind, the system will not lose fluidity multitasking.
Storage also receives attention because it is assigned to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD . This will significantly increase the overall system responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a mechanical hard drive configuration. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD provides shortened download times, a virtually instantaneous launch of Windows and very fast file copies, not to mention the qualities in terms of energy savings, durability and of silence of the SSD. To spoil anything, its capacity is not ridiculous and can host a good part of your toy library.
Then comes the recent graphical solution, the GeForce MX250 . This is a mid-range graphics card based on the Pascal architecture (2016) which is actually an update of the GeForce MX150 with a small gain in frequency. So do not expect a revolution at this price level although this GPU is a valuable support in common use and to launch some games. The occasional player will be able to practice in HD on a good part of the titles of the market on the condition to make concessions on the sharpness of the rendering.
Let’s end with an idea of autonomy that is helped by a battery of fairly good capacity (52 Whr). It should allocate between 7 and 8 hours of use in Web browsing under Wifi.